Donuts Protected Marks List or DPML is a powerful subscription service that protects brand and trademark holders against cybersquatters.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for this service, you must own a registered trademark and it must be validated by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). Your trademark must also satisfy the 'use' standards. If these requirements are satisfied, TMCH will issue a signed mark data (SMD) file. This SMD file is mandatory in order to submit a DPML block.
How does DPML work?
Trademark owners will submit a term, a keyword, or an 'exact match' that is related to their trademark or brand. Once a term is accepted in the DPML, that term is blocked from registration with all the new gTLDs provided by Donuts and/or Demand Media (more than 300 domains). The initial term of protection lasts from 5 up to 10 years.
Are there any benefits from using DPML service?
- Protection - For the next 5 or 10 years, your brand or trademark will be protected from being stolen as all words related to it will be prohibited from getting registered.
- Cost-effective - The price that you have to pay for the block service is significantly less than the expenses for having all trademark-related terms registered.
- Simple - You only have to pay one time and you can have peace of mind for the next five years.
- Flexible - The trademark owner has the option to block certain terms but make other terms available for registration during Sunrise.
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